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CCA Publishes a Corporate Social Responsibility Guide for Canadian Construction Companies
CCA Publishes a Corporate Social Responsibility Guide for Canadian Construction Companies

Tailored for the construction industry, the guide explains the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility and offers practical advice on how to prepare or enhance a CSR strategy.

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COCA - October 2017 Newsletter
COCA - October 2017 Newsletter

Bill 142 Update + more

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2017 October Report - Provincial Labour Management Health and Safety Committee
2017 October Report - Provincial Labour Management Health and Safety Committee

Falls – ladder safety blitz in Construction sector
Date: October 2, 2017 – November 24, 2017

Falls blitz: The Ministry of Labour will conduct an enforcement blitz targeting fall hazards in workplaces in construction workplaces. From October to November, inspectors will check that employers are taking appropriate action to assess and address fall hazards and to protect workers.

See following report for critical injury and fatality incidences.

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Tips for Successful Recruitment in the Construction Industry
Tips for Successful Recruitment in the Construction Industry

Workforce shortages mean that talent must be scouted using a new approach to recruitment. Here are 3 tips to ensure that you get the best people filling the roles.

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Marijuana uncertainty clouds future work sites
Marijuana uncertainty clouds future work sites

With the legalization of marijuana less than a year away, there are still a lot of unanswered questions about how to deal with cannabis on construction project sites.

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OGCA: Legalizing marijuana creates serious health and safety problems on construction sites
OGCA: Legalizing marijuana creates serious health and safety problems on construction sites

The legalization of pot will put people’s lives at risk in the workplace, according to the head of the largest association representing industrial, commercial, and institutional contractors in Ontario.

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Lien act reforms given second reading approval
Lien act reforms given second reading approval

The Ontario legislature has given Bill 142, the Construction Lien Amendment Act, unanimous second reading approval, sending the bill that would introduce a new prompt payment regime in the province to the committee stage for consideration.

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Ontario contractor fined for unauthorized use of professional engineer’s seal
Ontario contractor fined for unauthorized use of professional engineer’s seal

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COCA - Government Relations September 2017 - Members Report
COCA - Government Relations September 2017 - Members Report

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Marijuana lights up debate in construction industry
Marijuana lights up debate in construction industry

Canada's impending Cannabis Act is going to drastically affect safety at construction sites

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Canadian Construction Association - Quarterly Newsletter - Summer 2017
Canadian Construction Association - Quarterly Newsletter - Summer 2017

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The WSIB announces 2018 premium rates
The WSIB announces 2018 premium rates

All 13 construction Rate Groups will experience reductions next year. See '2018 premium rates & more announced at Annual General Meeting' article (click on 2017 AGM), select 'premium rates', and view page 5 Rate Groups # 704 - # 764 for rate details of specific construction groups

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Farm buildings are complex and costly, but built to last
Farm buildings are complex and costly, but built to last

Old-fashioned barn raisings are pretty much gone – today you need a team of experts when building an equipment shed or barn. Read interview with CFBA Vice President - Steven Adema of Tacoma Engineers and CFBA Director - Gary van Bolderen of Dutch Masters

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Farm buildings getting bigger, but also stronger
Farm buildings getting bigger, but also stronger

Diaphragm bracing has been key as farm buildings become larger and larger. Read interview with CFBA Vice President - Steven Adema of Tacoma Engineers and CFBA Director - Gary van Bolderen of Dutch Masters

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COCA - September 2017 Newsletter
COCA - September 2017 Newsletter

Bill 142 Update, Bill 148 Update, Gosen Appointed OCoT Chair, Gritziotis Appointed New Registrar & CEO of OCoT......

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COCA - Government Relations August 2017 - Members Report
COCA - Government Relations August 2017 - Members Report

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Industry Perspectives: Legalization of marijuana will make construction less safe
Industry Perspectives: Legalization of marijuana will make construction less safe

There has been much talk and speculation over the oncoming legalization of marijuana and what its impact on our society will be.

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COCA - August 2017 Newsletter
COCA - August 2017 Newsletter

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Ontario Government invests in Beef Research Facility
Ontario Government invests in Beef Research Facility

Ontario has lent significant support to beef production in the province with a large-scale investment in the construction of a new world-class beef research facility.

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Surprises in a new Study of Construction Fatalities
Surprises in a new Study of Construction Fatalities

Though deaths from construction-related injuries are relatively rare, given the size and scope of the industry, emerging data about these incidents offer long-lasting lessons for structuring and gauging the effectiveness of contractor safety programs.

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COCA - Government Relations July 2017 - Members Report
COCA - Government Relations July 2017 - Members Report

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2017 June Report - Provincial Labour Management Health and Safety Committee
2017 June Report - Provincial Labour Management Health and Safety Committee

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BuildForce aims to retain tradeswomen
BuildForce aims to retain tradeswomen

While there have been various efforts to attract women into the skilled trades, BuildForce Canada is trying to tackle the task of retaining them once they make the decision to join.

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June 2017
June 2017

Suspended access equipment on construction projects - Consultations on trade classification review regulations - Positions available on the Ontario College of Trades’ governing boards - Supervisor awareness and accountability blitz - Protecting outdoor workers - thinkmentalhealth.ca a one-stop shop for workplace mental health - Safe and fair workplaces 2017: Small business outreach initiative

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UBC creates stronger concrete with rubber
UBC creates stronger concrete with rubber

UBC engineers have developed a more resilient type of concrete incorporating recycled tires that could be used for concrete structures

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